of people. piers, cnn had a 47/47 tie race in its final poll 48 hours before the polls opened. >> what do you think about that guy who crunched the numbers, he got it bang on from start to finish. how can a pundit who is as experienced as you, be so wrong when this guy sits on his computer, crunching the numbers and data, and gets it completely right? >> well, when he was mayor of new york, he said, i don't make many mistakes, but when i make them, it's a beaut. this one was a beaut. 2000 i said bush was going to win. 2004, bush was going to win. in 2006 i said republicans are going to lose both houses. >> you're making this up. >> and in 2010 i was the only person that said the republicans would pick up 60 to 80 seats. >> you've also dropped some other claims, we have a roll call here. let's watch this. >> i believe the republicans will win 60 to 80 seats in the house, and i personally believe it could go higher. i think they're going to definitely win nine seats in the senate. there are two that may fall giving us the majority. >> there's going to be a government shutdown just like in '